"The past couple years of Ratchet & Clank games have seen an admirable, but ultimately failed shot at experimentation. All 4 One saw the series become a cooperative-based experience, while last year’s Full Frontal Assault turned it into a tower-defense game. Neither managed to capture the magic of earlier Ratchet & Clank adventures, in part because of how little they resembled their predecessors, ironically. They weren’t so much Ratchet & Clank games as they were half-baked tower-defense and co-op games with the titular duo pasted in.
"Into the Nexus marks a return to the old. No fancy frills or experimentation can be found here. This is as traditional a Ratchet & Clank game as they come, never once even thinking to stray from it or try to put a new spin on it. Only, like Quest for Booty before it, Into the Nexus is so short that it never quite hits its stride."